ZATSUYOSEN!

(KOGANE MARU, prewar)

IJN KOGANE MARU:
Tabular Record of Movement

© 2013 Gilbert Casse, Bob Hackett and Peter Cundall


11 December 1935:
Kobe. Laid down by Mitsubishi Jukogyo Zosensho K.K shipyard for the Osaka Shosen Kaisha (OSK Line) K.K. as a 1,905-ton passenger ship.

23 May 1936:
Launched and named KOGANE MARU. [1]

29 August 1936:
Completed and registered in Kobe.

3 September 1936:
Departs Kobe. Placed on the Hanshin ~ Beppu, Oita Prefecture route.

4 August 1939:
Arrives at Tokyo. Departs later.

14 August 1939:
Arrives at Yoron Jima, Nansei Shoto (Ryukyus).

15 August 1939:
Departs Yoron Jima.

4 May 1942:
Sold to Kansai Kisen K.K.

1942:
Departs Osaka. Placed on the Imabari, Ehime Prefecture line

10 August 1943:
Requisitioned by the IJN as a general requisitioned ship attached to the Kure Naval District. Departs Osaka that same day.

11 August 1943:
Arrives at Otake, Hiroshima Prefecture and departs and arrives at Kure later that day.

12 August 1943:
Departs Kure, calls at Otake and arrives at Nagahama, Hiroshima Prefecture later that same day.

13 August 1943:
Departs Nagahama and arrives back there later in the day.

14 August 1943:
Departs again Nagahama and returns back later that day.

15 August 1943:
Departs again Nagahama and returns later that day.

16 August 1943:
Departs Nagahama.

17 August 1943:
Arrives at Otake. Departs later and arrives at Kure that same day.

20 August 1943:
Departs Kure, calls at Otake and returns to Kure later that day.

24 August 1943:
Departs Kure and arrives at Saeki, Kyushu later in the day.

25 August 1943:
Departs Saeki and arrives at Moji that same day.

26 August 1943:
Departs Moji and arrives at Kure later that day.

6 September 1943:
Departs Kure and arrives at Saeki that same day.

7 September 1943:
Departs Saeki and arrives at Kure later that day.

9 September 1943:
Departs Kure and arrives at Moji later in the day.

10 September 1943:
Departs Moji and arrives at Kure that same day.

23 September 1943:
Departs Kure, calls at Otake and arrives at Nakanoseki, Yamaguchi Prefecture later that day.

24 September 1943:
Departs Nakanoseki and arrives at Kure later in the day.

25 September 1943:
Departs Kure.

26 September 1943:
Arrives at Komatsushima, Tokushima Prefecture, Shikoku. Departs and arrives at Osaka later in the day.

27 September 1943:
Departs Osaka.

28 September 1943:
Arrives at Kure.

10 October 1943:
Departs Kure and arrives at Moji later that day.

11 October 1943:
Departs Moji, calls at Uwajima, Ehime Prefecture, Shikoku later that same day. Then, departs and arrives later in the day at Saeki.

14 October 1943:
At 0900, departs Saeki and arrives at Aburatsu, Miyazaki Prefecture, Kyushu later that day.

16 October 1943:
Departs Aburatsu and arrives at Ibusuki, Kagoshima Prefecture, Kyushu that same day.

17 October 1943:
Departs Ibusuki and arrives at Yamakawa, Fukuoka Prefecture later that day.

18 October 1943:
Departs Yamakawa and arrives at Aburatsu later in the day.

19 October 1943:
Departs Aburatsu and arrives at Saeki later that day.

20 October 1943:
Departs Saeki and arrives at Kure in the same day.

24 October 1943:
Departs Kure, calls at Otake and arrives at Saeki later in the day.

25 October 1943:
Departs Saeki, calls at Nakanoseki and arrives at Kurahashijima, off Honura coast later that day.

26 October 1943:
Departs Kurahashijima, calls at Kure and at Awashima, Niigata Prefecture. Then departs later in the day.

27 October 1943:
Arrives at Komatsushima. Departs later that day.

28 October 1943:
Arrives at Kure.

2 November 1943:
Departs Kure and returns back later in the day.

4 November 1943:
Departs Kure and returns back later that day.

5 November 1943:
Departs Kure and returns back later that same day.

12 November 1943:
Departs Kure, calls at Saeki and arrives at Beppu, Oita Prefecture, Kyushu later in the day.

13 November 1943:
Departs Beppu, calls at Moji and arrives off Honura coast later in the day.

14 November 1943:
Departs Honura coast and arrives at Kure that same day.

15 November 1943:
Departs Kure, calls at Otake and arrives at Oita, Kyushu later in the day.

16 November 1943:
Departs Oita, calls at Saeki and arrives at Sukumo, Kochi Prefecture, Shikoku later that day.

17 November 1943:
Departs Sukumo and arrives at Uwajima later in the day.

18 November 1943:
Departs Uwajima and arrives at Otake later that day.

19 November 1943:
Departs Otake and arrives at Kure later that same day.

24 November 1943:
Departs Kure and arrives at Agenosho, Yamaguchi Prefecture later in the day.

25 November 1943:
Departs Agenosho and arrives at Kure later that day.

3 December 1943:
Departs Kure and arrives at Agenosho later in the day.

4 December 1943:
Departs Agenosho and arrives at Saeki later that day.

5 December 1943:
Departs Saeki and arrives at Higashiura, Aichi Prefecture later that same day.

6 December 1943:
Departs Higashiura and arrives at Kure later in the day.

E 7-8 December 1943:
Undergoes towing tests.

9 December 1943:
Departs Kure, calls at Otake and arrives at Nakanoseki later in the day.

10 December 1943:
Departs Nakanoseki and arrives at Kure later that day.

18 December 1943:
Departs Kure and arrives at Hikari, Yamaguchi Prefecture later in the day.

19 December 1943:
Departs Hikari and arrives at Oita later that day. Departs later.

20 December 1943:
Arrives at Kure.

23 December 1943:
Departs Kure and arrives at O-Tsukue Jima, Fukuoka Prefecture later in the day.

24 December 1943:
Departs O-Tsukue Jima and arrives at Higashiura later that day.

25 December 1943:
Departs Higashiura and arrives at Kodomari, Yamaguchi Prefecture later that same day.

26 December 1943:
Departs Kodomari and arrives at Kure later in the day.

27~30 December 1943:
Engaged in Warrant Officers students training program.

13 January 1944:
Departs Kure.

14 January 1944:
Arrives at Ushi Jima, Kagawa Prefecture, Shikoku. Departs later and arrives at Oita that same day.

15 January 1944:
Departs Oita and arrives at Saeki later in the day.

16 January 1944:
Departs Saeki and arrives at Sukumo later that day.

17 January 1944:
Departs Sukumo.

18 January 1944:
Arrives at Komatsushima. Departs later and arrives at Kobe that same day.

19 January 1944:
Departs Kobe.

20 January 1944:
Arrives at Kure.

27 January 1944:
Departs Kure and arrives at Tokuyama, Yamaguchi Prefecture later that day.

30 January 1944:
Departs Tokuyama and arrives at Kure later in the day.

8 February 1944:
Departs Kure, calls at Otake and arrives at Moji-Hesaki later that day.

9 February 1944:
Departs Moji-Hesaki and arrives at Saeki later that same day.

10 February 1944:
Departs Saeki and arrives at Sukumo later in the day.

11 February 1944:
Departs Sukumo and arrives at Takuma, Shikoku later that day.

12 February 1944:
Departs Takuma, calls at Kiiyura, Wakayama Prefecture. Departs later that day.

13 February 1944:
Arrives at Kure.

22 February 1944:
Departs Kure and arrives at Saeki later in the day.

23 February 1944:
Departs Saeki and arrives at Kure later that same day.

24 February 1944:
Departs Kure and arrives at Takahama, Aichi Prefecture later in the day. Departs later.

25 February 1944:
Arrives at Komatsushima. Then, departs and arrives at Osaka later in the day.

26 February 1944:
Departs Osaka.

27 February 1944:
Arrives at Kure.

29 February 1944:
Departs Kure and arrives at Iwakuni anchorage later that day.

1~3 March 1944:
Engaged in torpedo countermeasures training.

4 March 1944:
Departs Iwakuni anchorage and arrives at Kure that same day.

8 March 1944:
Departs Kure.

9 March 1944:
Arrives at Saeki.

11 March 1944:
Departs Saeki, calls at Ugushima, Kyushu and arrives at Sukumo later that same day.

13 March 1944:
Departs Sukumo, calls at Komozaki, Ehime Prefecture, Shikoku and arrives at Uwajima later in the day.

14 March 1944:
Departs Uwajima, calls at Hotojima, Oita Prefecture and arrives at Saeki later that day. Departs later.

15 March 1944:
Arrives at Kure.

24 March 1944:
Departs Kure, calls at Otake and arrives back at Kure later that day.

27 March 1944:
Departs Kure.

28 March 1944:
Arrives at Tadotsu, Kagawa Prefecture, Shikoku.

29 March 1944:
Departs Tadotsu, calls at Hiroshima and arrives at Kure later in the day.

31 March 1944:
Departs Kure and arrives at Iwakuni later that day.

1 April 1944:
Departs Iwakuni and arrives at Saeki later that same day.

3 April 1944:
Departs Saeki and arrives at Kure later in the day.

8 April 1944:
Departs Kure and arrives at Iwakuni later that day.

10 April 1944:
Departs Iwakuni, undergoes torpedo countermeasures training and arrives back at Iwakuni later that day.

12 April 1944:
Departs Iwakuni and arrives at Kure later in the day.

13 April 1944:
Departs Kure, calls at Otake and arrives back at Kure later that same day.

17 April 1944:
Departs Kure and arrives at Saeki later that day.

18 April 1944:
Departs Saeki, calls at Takuma, Shikoku and arrives at Takahama later in the day.

19 April 1944:
Departs Takahama, calls at Otake and arrives at Kure later that day.

25 April 1944:
Departs Kure and arrives at O-Tsukue Jima later that day.

26 April 1944:
Departs O-Tsukue Jima and returns back later in the day.

27 April 1944:
Departs O-Tsukue Jima and arrives at Higashiura later that same day.

28 April 1944:
Departs Higashiura and arrives at Kure later that day.

29 April ~ 15 May 1944:
Engaged in target towing training.

16 May 1944:
Departs Kure.

17 May 1944:
Arrives at Komatsushima. Then, departs and arrives at Osaka later in the day.

18 May 1944:
Departs Osaka.

19 May 1944:
Arrives at Kure.

21 May 1944:
Departs Kure.

22 May 1944:
Arrives at Saeki.

23 May 1944:
Departs Saeki, calls at Hiburijima, Ehime Prefecture, Shikoku and arrives at Beppu later that same day.

25 May 1944:
Departs Beppu and arrives at Kure later in the day.

10 June 1944:
Currently attached to the Kure Naval District. Departs that same day, calls at Otake and Tokahama. Departs later in the day.

11 June 1944:
Arrives at Unoshima, Oita Prefecture, Kyushu. Departs and arrives at Kure later that day.

23 June 1944:
Departs Kure, calls at Takahama and Takuma. Departs later that day.

24 June 1944:
Arrives at Komatsushima. Then, departs and calls at Kiiyura and arrives at Osaka that same day.

25 June 1944:
Departs Osaka.

26 June 1944:
Arrives at Kure.

27 June 1944:
Departs Kure, calls at Otake and Iwakuni and arrives at Nakanoseki later in the day.

28 June 1944:
Departs Nakanoseki, calls at Moji and arrives at Kure later that day.

8 July 1944:
Departs Kure, calls at Takahama and arrives back at Kure later that same day.

19 July 1944:
Departs Kure, calls at Otake and arrives back at Kure later that day.

22 July 1944:
Departs Kure.

23 July 1944:
Arrives at Osaka.

24 July 1944:
Departs Osaka.

25 July 1944:
Arrives at Kure.

27 July 1944:
Departs Kure, calls at Otake and arrives back at Kure later that day.

31 July 1944:
Attached to Kure Submarine Squadron Command. Departs and arrives at Otake later that day.

1 August 1944:
Departs Otake, engages in submarine training mission and arrives at Agenosho later that same day.

2 August 1944:
Departs Agenosho, engages in submarine training mission and arrives back at Agenosho later in the day.

3 August 1944:
Departs Agenosho, engages in submarine training mission and arrives back at Agenosho later that day.

4 August 1944:
Departs Agenosho, engages in submarine training mission and arrives at Otake later that same day.

6 August 1944:
Departs Otake, engages in target towing mission and arrives back at Otake later that day.

8 August 1944:
Departs Otake, engages in target towing mission and arrives at Agenosho later in the day.

9 August 1944:
Departs Agenosho, engages in submarine training mission and arrives back at Agenosho later that day.

10 August 1944:
Departs Agenosho, engages in submarine training mission and arrives back at Agenosho later in the day.

11 August 1944:
Departs Agenosho, engages in submarine training mission and arrives back at Agenosho later that same day.

12 August 1944:
Departs Agenosho, engages in submarine training mission and arrives at Otake later that day.

15 August 1944:
Departs Otake, engages in submarine training mission and arrives at Agenosho later in the day.

16 August 1944:
Departs Agenosho, engages in submarine training mission and arrives back at Agenosho later that same day.

17 August 1944:
Departs Agenosho, engages in submarine training mission and arrives back at Agenosho later in the day.

18 August 1944:
Departs Agenosho, engages in submarine training mission and arrives back at Agenosho later that same day.

22 August 1944:
Departs Agenosho, engages in submarine training mission and arrives back at Agenosho later that day.

23 August 1944:
Departs Agenosho, engages in submarine training mission and arrives back at Agenosho later that same day.

25 August 1944:
Departs Agenosho, engages in submarine training mission and arrives back at Agenosho later in the day.

26 August 1944:
Departs Agenosho, engages in submarine training mission and arrives at Otake later that same day.

28 August 1944:
Departs Otake, engages in submarine training mission and arrives at Nagahama later that day.

29 August 1944:
Departs Nagahama, engages in submarine training mission and arrives back at Nagahama later that same day. Then departs.

30 August 1944:
Arrives at Takahama. Then, departs and arrives at Otake later in the day.

31 August 1944:
Departs Otake and arrives at Kure later in the day.

1 September 1944:
Departs Kure, calls at Otake, engages in torpedo experimental mission and arrives at Nasakejima, Hiroshima Prefecture later in the day.

2 September 1944:
Departs Nasakejima and arrives at Otake later that day.

5 September 1944:
Registered in the IJN as an auxiliary transport (Ko) category and attached to the Kure Naval District with Kure as homeport under Navy’s internal order No. 1051. [2]

E September ~ October 1944:
Undergoes conversion to military duty in the Kure Naval Yard.

7 November 1944:
The conversion is completed. Undocked.

1 December 1944:
Currently stationed in Aki Nada (Inland Sea) and attached to the Kure Submarine Squadron.

2 December 1944:
Departs Aki Nada.

3 December 1944:
Arrives at Otake.

4 December 1944:
Departs Otake and arrives at Aki Nada later in the day.

7 December 1944:
Departs Aki Nada and arrives at Otake later that day.

8 December 1944:
Departs Otake and arrives at Kure later that same day.

18 December 1944:
Departs Kure and arrives at Otake later in the day.

19 December 1944:
Departs Otake and arrives at Iyo Nada later that same day.

23 December 1944:
Departs Iyo Nada and arrives at Otake later that day.

26 December 1944:
Departs Otake and arrives at Kure later that same day.

29 December 1944:
Departs Kure and arrives at Otake later in the day.

4 January 1945:
Departs Otake and arrives at Iyo Nada later that same day.

6 January 1945:
Departs Iyo Nada and arrives at Otake later that day.

11 January 1945:
Departs Otake and arrives at Iyo Nada later that same day.

13 January 1945:
Departs Iyo Nada and arrives at Otake later that day.

16 January 1945:
Departs Otake and arrives at Suo Nada later that same day.

20 January 1945:
Departs Suo Nada and arrives at Otake later that day.

21 January 1945:
Departs Otake.

23 January 1945:
Collides with a cargo ship (name unknown) at Kure. Sustains moderate damage to her hull.

E January ~ February 1945:
Under repair at the Kure Naval yard.

1 March 1945:
IJN Captain (later Rear Admiral) Nakajima Chihiro (43) is appointed Commanding Officer. Currently stationed at Saeki and attached to the ASW Training Squadron.

18 March 1945:
Departs Saeki and arrives at Iyo Nada later in the day. Engaged in AA combat. Fires 150 13mm rounds and 70 7.7mm Type 38 Arisake rifle bullets.

22 March 1945:
Departs Iyo Nada and arrives at Saeki later that day.

28 March 1945:
Scheduled to be fitted with four single Type 96 25mm AA guns under Navy’s secret instruction No. 237.

30 March 1945:
Departs Saeki and arrives at Iyo Nada later in the day.

1 May 1945:
IJN Captain Ito Takashi is appointed Commanding Officer. Currently stationed at Nanao, Ishikawa Prefecture and attached to the Maizuru Naval District with Maizuru as homeport. Attached to the 51st Squadron.

5 May 1945:
Attached to the 51st Squadron.

June 1945:
Fitted with four single Type 96 25mm AA guns under Navy’s secret instruction No. 237.

29 June 1945:
Supplied with 2,400 25mm ordinary rounds and 800 25mm tracer rounds.

29 July 1945:
Tethered to Tanegashima West Bay land bank north side. Undergoes camouflage scheme.

15 August 1945:
End of the hostilities. Allotted with SCAJAP No. K-087.

10 August 1946:
Released to her owners and placed back in commercial service.

3 May 1947:
Removed from the Navy’s list under instruction No. 327.

1971:
Broken up in Japan.


Authors Notes:
[1] Not to be confused with IJA transport (3,132 GRT/38).

[2] There were two categories of Zatsuyosen. (Ko) category with an IJN Captain as supervisor aboard and (Otsu) category without.

Thanks go to Gengoro S. Toda of Japan

Gilbert Casse, Bob Hackett and Peter Cundall


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